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ideology or some other crazy set of ideas lou: homeland security department secretary napolitano saying that she is convinced that this is not part of a larger plot that it is one instance. your reaction? >> you can't know that now. you can't. i think it is not part of an international plot. that is my hunch. i investigated cases with punches. at the time they were right, have the time they were wrong. i had to abandon a lot of punches that turned out to be wrong. you're asking me for my hunch, this is not orchestrated by al qaeda overseas. but this could very well be being done by homegrown people who were looking to try to do the same thing. or we could be all wrong and this could be some kind of other plot having to do with something that we have not even figured out yet. lou: so i infer from what you're saying that you think this is at most a small group of people working to carry out these terrorist attacks. not an individual. >> i don't think this is a major, a planned attack by an overseas group. i think it would be far bigger than what we saw if it were a planned attack. on the
. it was a written release by janet napolitano, the obama department of homeland security secretary. she said why obama had decided to issue the reassurance. there are probable no broader attacks, no more anywhere in the u.s. that is reassuring. here in washington, the public is wary, and they dominate what the congress is talking about. >> reporter: big issues like gun control are out of the spotlight. the horrifying attack dominates the americans' attention, but pulls americans together. this is the chicago tribute, solidarity, from one area to another. in pain. citing how bostonians rushed in to help the injured. president obama sent a message of solidarity and defiance. >> you want to know who we are and who america is, how we respond to evil? that is it. selfless selflessly, compassionatly. >> reporter: any time bombs are used, it is an act of terror, he says, the lawmaker got an intel briefing last week. >> there was no evidence at all, no intelligence that seemed to be out there. >> reporter: the top senate republican was critical. >> i think it is safe to say that for many, the complacenc
've been working with secretary napolitano and find the way to provide jammers to local police. as far as those with detonators, there is no, other than having more dogs, more surveillance and that appears to what happened here. if it was a detonator, only way to stop there, if there were more police dogs constantly screening the area and, again, we, you know, when there is after-action report from the boston police department we'll have a better idea what happened, how those ieds got there. bill: yeah. understood. did you say jammers? i want to be clear on that, is that the word you used? >> jammers. yeah, jammers can be used against remote controls. bill: what would they do? >> they would prevent an ied going off. it would prevent the person trying to set it off by remote control, it would prevent that from happening. we used them in afghanistan. we used them in iriraq. bill: yeah, i asked that because apparently cell phone service and e-mail service was down several hours month afternoon. were jammers used in the boston after the attack it is. >> i'm not sure. could have been cell p
muller, attorney general holder, secretary napolitano and homeland security adviser on the attacks in boston. we continue to mobilize and deploy all resources to protect our citizens and investigate and to respond to this attack. obviously our first thoughts this morning are with the victims, their families, and the city of boston. we know that two explosions gravely wounded dozens of americans and took the lives of others including an 8-year-old boy. this was a heinous and cowardly act. given what we now know about what took fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. anytime bombs are used to target civilian, it is an act of terrorism. what we don't yet know, however, is who carried out the attack or why, whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or was the act an individual. clearly we're at the beginning of our investigation. it will take time to follow every lead and determine what happened. but we will find out. we will find whoever harmed our citizens and we will bring them to justice. we also know this. the american people ref
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